Monday, February 20, 2017

The Book Jumper

Book Review

The Book Jumper

Title: The Book Jumper
Author: Mechthild Glaser
Rating: ★.5
Release Date: January 3, 2017
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Genre: YA Fantasy
Page Count: 382
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Amy Lennox doesn't know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother's childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay.

Amy's grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House—but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy's new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts—at whatever cost.

My Thoughts:

I was provided with an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

What attracted me to this book first was that gorgeous cover! I know I know I shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but I seem to do it a little too often! Once I was over the initial shock of the cover and read the synopsis, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy.

Amy and her mother decide to go back to Scotland to get away from some things that have happened in Germany. Amy's mother has never told her why she had left her home and why she was so apprehensive to go back. When they get there Amy meets with her grandmother who begins to insist that while she stays with her she must read every day. She soon finds out that the reading her grandmother wants her to do is no normal reading, but that she comes from a long line of people called book jumpers and that the can literally get sucked in to the stories! 

This book is every bookworms dream! To be able to jump into ones favorite book and be able to interact with the characters sounds like the most amazing thing that could happen to me! Imagine all the book boyfriends I could actually meet lol.  Amy is a very likeable character; she's the kind of girl that does what her gut tells her and listens to no one! She knows that there is something going on in the book world and is determined to find out what is going on, with or without the other jumpers help and I absolutely loved that about her. I really enjoyed how the author kept the Jumpers in classic books it just gave this story a perfect feel. Her world building was very well done the way she described the worlds they were jumping into was done brilliantly and made me feel like I was jumping into the books with them. There were a couple of things that I didn’t like, one was the love interest! I mean I loved Will he was an excellent character, but I felt that the author rushed their relationship; I like my relationships to build from time spent together and not just be thrown at me. The ending wasn’t quite to my liking either, it didn’t take away from the story I just wasn’t expecting it and wish things would have ended differently. With that said I actually enjoyed this book! It was a quick read and got me out of my reading slump! 


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